7.24.2008

The One with the New Baby...Girl?!

On Tuesday, July 22 we went to my doctor's appointent to find out that I was 5 cm dilated and 100% effaced. Although I wasn't having any contractions, my doctor suggested that we go to the hospital right then to get labor started. He thought that would be a good idea because I was so far dilated already, I had a fast labor (5 hrs) with Talan, and I live an hour from the hospital. We got checked in at about 4:15 and they gave me Cervadil to start the contractions. My doctor predicted that we would have our baby by 10 that night. Contractions started right away and they weren't that painful. I was able to read and text everyone, and Steve was actually on his phone doing work for the school. At about 6:45 the doctor came in to break my water. This is when it got painful. The contractions were coming hard and fast, one on top of another, but thanks to a great nurse and doctor, Steve, my mom, and my sister Larissa, I was able to get through it without any drugs. I do remember yelling out, "Why do people have kids??" at one point when I didn't think I was going to live. A few pushes later we welcomed our new baby at 7:27 pm. The doctor announced, "It's a girl!" and we were shocked (we had decided not to find out the gender and were certain it was going to be another boy)! Tatum Ann weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches long. She had a full head of black hair, and was so sweet! Steve was in shock that he had a girl. All night he kept saying, "I can't believe I have a girl. What am I going to do with a girl?" Tatum is nursing great, sleeping all day, and keeping us up all night. The best part is that we were able to bring her home the next day, unlike Talan who had to stay in the NICU for 10 days. So far, he is more interested in the pink balloons and streamers that Larissa and Christie decorated our house with than he is with his little sister.





8 comments:

Paige said...

Congratulations Kim and Steve!!!! I know this is a little late, but I just found your blog. What a cute little girl. I'm so happy for you. So glad to see you are all doing so well! Congrats!

Lindy said...

Congrats on your new addition!! Wow! A girl!! It's about time a girl cousin was born! Wishing you all the best!

Lindy, Tim, and Ian

LeAnn said...

What a fast labor! You guys did great she is beautiful!!!

Brooke said...

I can't wait to see her. She looks great! I'm so so so happy for you guys.

Corie said...

Congrats guys! She is gorgeous!!

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